How to Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It?

Securely Erase Your SSD data Without Destroying It

Solid State Drive (SSD) is a storage device that stores all kinds of information over an integrated circuit assembly. SSD uses flash memory and acts as a secondary storage device. Generally, erasing SSD will clear all data stored on it. Carry out the steps mentioned here to learn how to Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

  • Some SSD manufacturers offer supply software like firmware update tool and secure erase tool.
  • So, first of all, check if your SSD manufacturer offers a secure erase tool.
  • If yes, use it to securely erase your SSD.
  • If not, use the Parted Magic utility to securely erase your SSD.
How to Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

Parted Magic

This tool is included with the Parted Magic suite of tools.

  • Before you begin this process, connect the SSD to your computer.
  • Also, create a Parted Magic bootable media by following the instructions given below.
  • Download the ISO of Parted Magic from a trusted online site.
  • After downloading the utility file, extract it.
  • Now, a dialog box titled UNetbootin will open.
  • Select the Diskimage option.
  • Choose the Parted Magic ISO file from the drop-down menu.
  • After choosing the file, click the OK button.
  • Complete the installation process by performing the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • After booting the Parted Magic utility, go to your computer’s System Tools section.
  • Click the Erase Disk option.
  • Choose the Internal: Secure Erase command writes zeroes to the entire data area option by clicking the radio button beside it.
  • Select the SSD when prompted.
  • Click the OK button.
  • If a pop-up dialog box stating that ‘the SSD drive is frozen’ appears on the screen, then click the Sleep button on it.
  • Leave the password field blank (NULL) and click OK followed by Yes.
  • Perform the instructions displayed on the screen to complete the process.
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